Religion in the Public Square

3.23 avg rating
( 26 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780847683413: Religion in the Public Square
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This vigorous debate between two distinguished philosophers presents two views on a topic of worldwide importance: the role of religion in politics. Audi argues that citizens in a free democracy should distinguish religious and secular considerations and give them separate though related roles. Wolterstorff argues that religious elements are both appropriate in politics and indispensable to the vitality of a pluralistic democracy. Each philosopher first states his position in detail, then responds to and criticizes the opposing viewpoint. Written with engaging clarity, Religion in the Public Square will spur discussion among scholars, students, and citizens.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert Audi is Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska, the author of numerous books and articles, and the editor of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.

Nicholas Wolterstorff is Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale University and the author of, among other books, Divine Discourse and John Locke and the Ethics of Belief.

Review:

An extremely valuable contribution on the place of religious ideas in our country's political life. . . . Clearly written and accessible . . . this book will greatly enrich both those seeking an introduction to the place of religious conviction in political life and those who have already engaged that troubling subject. (Kent Greenwalt The Philosophical Review)

Robert Audi and Nicholas Wolterstorff are two of the most thoughtful voices in the contemporary debate about the proper role of religion in politics. Their book, Religion In The Public Square, makes an important contribution. I recommend it highly. (Michael J. Perry)

The book presents two sides to the question of the role of religion in the public square. Both positions are well argued, informed and clearly presented. While the book's clarity makes it an excellent source for an undergraduate course, it does such a good job of bringing out key issues that it stands as a contribution to an understanding of the foundations of liberal democracy valuable in its own right. (Jacqueline Marina Teaching Philosophy, 21:3, September 1998)

Audi and Wolterstorff have provided us with a robust exchange, one that is accessible to a wide audience yet sophisticated enough to appeal to specialists in the field. As political theorists and philosophers continue to take up these issues, they would be wise to turn to this text for guidance on how to understand these questions from the perspective of contemporary philosophers of religion. (Brett T. Wilmot The Journal Of Religion)

Singly and by their disagreements, Audi and Wolterstorff show how complex is the issue of what role religious convictions may play in the public life of liberal democracies. Their debate is itself a model of the richer political discussion our society needs. (Larmore, Charles)

Anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the philosophical issues at stake in the debate between liberal neutrality and faith-based morality needs to study this book carefully. (Ethics & Medicine 2000)

The book is of a model clarity , careful thinking, and reasoned dialogue. It makes a valuable contribution to the religion and liberalism debate. (Religious Studies Review)

Audi and Wolterstoff demonstrate the complex realities surrounding religious and political arguments concerning the need for a consistent ethical rationale for determining the proper presence of religious principles in political debate. Their arguments highlight the contemporary dialogue between political liberalism and theologically based responses. (Andrews University Seminary Studies)

This book is a carefully reasoned and temperate discussion on both sides. It deserves to be read by all concerned about issues of church and state. (Terrorism And Political Violence)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 76.50
US$ 12.00

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 4.70
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780847683420: Religion in the Public Square: The Place of Religious Convictions in Political Debate (Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0847683427 ISBN 13:  9780847683420
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1996
Softcover

9780585080734: Religion in the Public Square: The Place of Religious Convictions in Political Debate

Rowman..., 2000
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Audi, Robert and Nicholas Wolterstorff
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (1997)
ISBN 10: 0847683419 ISBN 13: 9780847683413
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Windows Booksellers
(Eugene, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Ex-library. Else good. 180 pp. Seller Inventory # 462224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 12.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.70
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds